Keyboard remapping hints / tools

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Boemer, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Boemer macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2007
    Hi I'm new to osx, and need windows for my work too. After playing a few days with the apple keyboard, I exchanged it for my old logitech keyboard.

    After a few weeks I got used to the Ctrl/Alt/Command key differences, but one think kept bothering me:

    - Home / End Keys.

    I know I can use Ctrl + Left or Ctrl+Right, to have the same effect as the home/end keys in windows. But I had to disable Spaces, because it also uses those keys.

    What kind of programs or hints are available to remap such behaviour.

    I found DoubleCommand, which says it works in Leopard 10.5.2, and it has this one option, but I can't seem to get it working...

    Are there any alternatives anyone knows of?
  2. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

    Jan 13, 2008
    I'm not sure about any other software to do that, but you can use Cmd + Right and Cmd + Left to do that. I've never used the Ctrl variants for that functionality..
  3. Boemer thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2007
    Thank you, so obvious and still I never noticed, it even seems to work with the option+Right and option+left.

    Hello Spaces, here I come....
  4. Halcyon macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2006
    Ukelele (do a Google search) will let you re-map your entire keyboard.
  5. scabro macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2009
  6. kasakka macrumors 68020

    Oct 25, 2008
    If you're looking for Windows style Home/End behavior (going to start/end of line instead of end of document) then get KeyFixer. It doesn't work for all programs but does for many. Firefox also has a KeyFixer addon available.

    DoubleCommand is nice if you want to swap the Windows and Alt buttons so that they match the locations of the Cmd and Option keys on an Apple keyboard (Alt becomes Cmd, Win becomes Option).

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